The Chicago Lean Startup Circle is a group of smart and driven high-tech entrepreneurs that have learned how to discover customers and build products they want.
Lean Startups (which can include for profit and not for profit organizations, new product/innovation organizations within larger companies and even government agencies) achieve success faster than most because they get out of the building to talk to customers, validate business model assumptions as quickly and cheaply as possible, use agile development to decrease time to market and leverage continuous deployment to learn as fast as possible.
Our mission attracts the brightest entrepreneurs in the Midwest and beyond and help them reduce risk and find a path to success. Our guest speakers like Eric Ries, Mike Evans, Brant Cooper, Patrick Vlaskovits and Troy Henikoff share their stories and techniques so we can all learn from each other.
Most of our previous events are recorded; you can find videos and slides from our events here.
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* The Lean Startup is a trademark and service mark owned by Eric Ries. *
The Chicago Lean Startup Circle is directed by Bernhard Kappe and Todd Wyder. Bernhard and Todd are the president and CEO of Pathfinder Software, where they specialize in Enterprise Innovation and medical software development.
Chicago Entrepreneurs Sharing Lessons Learned
Sep 28, 2016 · 9:30 AM
SBDC Pop Up Business Incubator
Free program for startups sponsored by the Illinois Small Business Development Center
Secrets of Crowdfunding, 9:30 am-11 am: Amy Clinton from Seed Chicago,... Learn more
Aug 18, 2016 · 5:30 PM
For Profit – or Not - You still need money!
Whether you are a for-profit or non-profit startup, you need to think about money. Join our panel to learn the following:
-- Non-profit doesn’t mean non-revenue -- How... Learn more
Jul 14, 2016 · 5:30 PM
Technology Decisions for Startups
Every startup needs to decide how to handle their technology needs – whether your startup just needs a website or you’re building a SaaS application. Listen to our panel... Learn more
May 19, 2016 · 5:30 PM
Culture at Nick's Pizza - A $7M Approach to the Build-Measure-Learn Cycle
Join Nick Sarillo, author of A Slice of the Pie, and Founder of Nick’s Pizza and Pub as he shares his success secrets to turning any small business into a successful,... Learn more
Apr 21, 2016 · 5:30 PM
Finding Hidden Opportunities in User Behavior with David Mierke
What people say versus what they do is not always the same thing. In this presentation, you'll see examples of how observing user and customer behaviors can uncover... Learn more